My name is Nomfundo Mkhaba. I am based in Roseneath on the South coast of Durban central, KwaZulu-Natal. I am a qualified teacher with a Bachelors degree in the intermediate and senior phase, specialising in English, Life Orientation and Natural Sciences. I have six years working experience in both primary and high school. My focus areas are leadership, enviromental sustainability, gender equity and education.
I am a 2019 Centre for Environmental Rights – Environmental Rights & Remedies alumni. The course focused on practical training outcomes and provided me with a range of skills to facilitate engagements with government and industries, including the use of statutory remedies, objection letters and reporting environmental violations. In 2019 after the training I co-founded a non-profit company called Waste for Change that has hit the ground running executing campaigns in Malundi Township, Roseneath Umkomaas l, where they do pickups every Saturday. The initiative has gone on to create revenue for about 30 people in the community.
I currently serve as project developer at Waste for Change and I have been able to develop innovative and creative skills I acquired from the 2017 Yakha Sakhe project organised by Innovate Durban. I participated in the African Peer Review Mechanism 2020 peer review process. I am a 2021 Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in South Africa based at Tekano.